Tuesday, 30 December 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! SEE YOU BACK IN 2015.


The Sisters Of Mercy - Town Hall, Middlesbrough, UK - 03.05.1984 (Flac)



SOURCE: Cassette - ION Tape2PC - FLAC (level 8) - you

Tracks:
01. Burn
02. Heartland
03. Walk Away
04. Anaconda
05. Body And Soul
06. Floorshow
07. Emma
08. Adrenochrome
09. Alice
10. Body Electric
11. Gimme Shelter
12. Ghost Rider

The Cure / And Also The Trees - Eventim Apollo, London, UK - 21, 22 & 23.12.2014 (Flac)



HUGE!

Thanks to all the tapers that shared their recordings on Dime.

21 December 2014
And Also The Trees

Taper: TheMonk

LINEAGE: Edirol R-09 + Soundman OKM IIR > audacity (level adjustment) > CD wave (track splits) > FLAC (level 8)

SETLIST:

01 Rip Ridge
02 A Room Lives in Lucy
03 Only
04 Slow Pulse Boy
05 Dialogue
06 Rive Droite

(TT 31:22)





The Cure

Taper: Chatts99/Mas32

CA11'S (mounted on glasses)>9200 PREAMP>ZOOM H2n>SD>CD WAVE>FLAC>DIME>YOU

SET LIST

01 INTRO SHAKE DOG SHAKE
02 KYOTO SONG
03 A NIGHT LIKE THIS
04 ALT.END
05 WAILING WALL
06 BANANAFISHBONES
07 THE CATERPILLAR
08 THE WALK
09 A MAN INSIDE MY MOUTH
10 CLOSE TO ME
11 LULLABY
12 HIGH
13 BIRDMADGIRL
14 JUST LIKE HEAVEN
15 PICTURES OF YOU
16 BEFORE THREE
17 LOVESONG
18 LIKE COCKATOOS
19 FROM THE EDGE OF THE DEEP GREEN SEA
20 WANT
21 THE HUNGRY GHOST
22 ONE HUNDRED YEARS
23 GIVE ME IT
24 ENCORE 1-THE EMPTY WORLD
25 CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES
26 PRIMARY
27 THE TOP
28 ENCORE 2-DRESSING UP
29 PIGGY IN THE MIRROR
30 NEVER ENOUGH
31 WRONG NUMBER
32 ENCORE 3-3 IMAGINARY BOYS
33 M
34 PLAY FOR TODAY
35 A FOREST
36 ENCORE 4-THE LOVECATS
37 LET'S GO TO BED
38 WHY CAN'T I BE YOU
39 BOYS DONT CRY
40 HEY YOU!

22 December 2014

And Also the Trees

Taper: DimeNew

Rec. Info:
DPA 4061 -> Roland R-26 (@ WAV 16/44) -> Sdcard -> HD -> WeTransfer -> my HD -> WAV 16/44 -> TLH8 -> FLAC -> DIME -> YOUR EARS AND MIND...

FULL SHOW (32:42 min.)

01. Rip ridge (5:09)
02. A room lives in Lucy (3:55)
03. Only (5:39)
04. Slow pulse boy (7:21)
05. Virus meadow (5:15)
06. Rive droite (5:20)

The Cure

Taper: DimeNew

DPA 4061 -> Roland R-26 (@ WAV 16/44) -> Sdcard -> HD -> WeTransfer -> my HD -> WAV 16/44 -> TLH8 -> FLAC -> DIME -> YOUR EARS AND MIND...

FULL SHOW (181:02 min.)

01. Shake dog shake (6:46)
02. Piggy in the mirror (3:41)
03. A night like this (4:26)
04. Push (4:38)
05. In between days (3:00)
06. Just like heaven (3:49)
07. Bananafishbones (3:16)
08. The caterpillar (3:56)
09. The walk (3:37)
10. A man inside my mouth (3:46)
11. Wailing wall (5:30)
12. Three imaginary boys (3:06)
13. Never enough (3:08)
14. Wrong number (6:42)
15. Birdmad girl (4:14)
16. Lovesong (3:46)
17. Like cokatoos (3:40)
18. From the edge of the deep green sea (7:55)
19. Kyoto song (4:24)
20. alt.end (4:29)
21. Want (5:13)
22. The hungry ghost (4:43)
23. One hundred years (6:45)
24. Give me it (3:59)
25. The top/Encore call (7:28)
26. The empty world (2:45)
27. Charlotte sometimes (4:12)
28. Primary (5:03)
29. M (3:35)
30. Play for today (4:00)
31. A forest (8:16)
32. Pictures of you -> (7:01)
33. Lullaby (4:49)
34. Fascination street (5:48)
35. Dressing up (2:51)
36. Love cats (3:43)
37. Close to me (3:37)
38. Why can't I be you (3:18)
39. Boys don't cry (3:02)
40. Hey you! (2:50)

23 December 2014

And Also The Trees

Taper: TheMonk

LINEAGE: Edirol R-09 + Soundman OKM IIR > audacity (level adjustment) > CD wave (track splits) > FLAC (level 8)

SETLIST:

01 Rip Ridge
02 A Room Lives in Lucy
03 Only
04 Slow Pulse Boy
05 Virus Meadow
06 Rive Droite

(TT 33:07)




The Cure

Taper: Pennyghael

Source Ð Church Audio CA11> Sony PCM m10> iMac> Audacity v2.06> xACT to FLAC

Set list as played:
1. Intro
2. Shake Dog Shake
3. Kyoto Song
4. A Night Like This
5. Wailing Wall
6. The Caterpillar
7. The Walk
8. Sleep When I'm Dead
9. A Man Inside My Mouth
10.  Bananafishbones
11.  Push
12.  Inbetween Day
13.  Friday I'm In Love
14.  Doing The Unstuck
15.  Pictures Of You
16.  Lullaby
17.  Birdmad Girl
18.  Lovesong
19.  Just Like Heaven
20.  Like Cockatoos
21.  From The Edge OF The Deep Green Sea
22.  Want
23.  One Hundred Years
24.  Give Me It
25.  Encore applause
26.  The Empty World
27.  Charlotte Sometimes
28.  Primary
29.  The Top
30.  Encore applause
31.  Three Imaginary Boys
32.  M
33.  Play For Today
34.  A Forest
35.  Encore applause
36.  Piggy In The Mirror
37.  Never Enough
38.  Fascination Street
39.  Wrong Number
40.  Wrong Number cont..
41.  Encore applause
42.  Dressing Up
43.  The Lovecats (dedicated to 'Bill' ex-manager)
44.  Close To Me
45.  Why Can't I Be You?
46.  Boys Don't Cry

47.  Hey You!

Fields of the Nephilim - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK - 05 & 06.12.2014 (Flac)



Thanks to SlowKill for sending me this recordings to share here
 
Setlist 5-12-2014:

01. Intro (The Harmonica Man)
02. Endemoniada
03. Preacher Man
04. Love Under Will
05. For Her Light
06. At the Gates of Silent Memory
07. Zoon III (Wake World)
08. Dawnrazor
09. Earthbound (first performance)
10. Prophecy (first performance)
11. Moonchild
12. Last Exit for the Lost
13. Encore Break
14. Psychonaut

Time: 1h21m04s



Setlist 6-12-2014:

01. Shroud (Exordium)
02. Straight to the Light
03. Preacher Man
04. The Watchman
05. For Her Light
06. At the Gates of Silent Memory
07. Zoon III (Wake world)
08. Dawnrazor
09. Earthbound
10. Prophecy
11. Moonchild
12. Last Exit for the Lost
13. Encore Break
14. Psychonaut
15. Mourning Sun

Time:1h35m56s

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Theatre of Hate / Skeletal Family - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK - 03.12.2014 (Flac)




Huge Thanks to Frattonpark for taping and sharing on Dime.

Equipment; SP-CMC-25 mics, Naiant Tinyhead preamp, Sony M10 (24/48)
Lineage; Wavelab LE 7, (16/44.1), FLAC
Location; 12ft centre


Skeletal Family Track Listing;
01 Only For You
02 Lost In Munich
03 When I Call
04 Cinder Road
05 Someone Knew
06 Angels
07 Times Running Out
08 Promised Land
09 The Last Train

As per stage set list
(Running Time; 39:11)

Theatre Of Hate Track Listing;

01 Slave
02 Legion
03 Original Sin
04 My Own Invention
05 Rebel Without A Brain
06 The Hop
07 Americano
08 Grapes Of Wrath
09 Judgement Hymn
10 Aria
11 Omen
12 Incinerator
13 Conquistador
14 63
15 Poppies
16 Solution
17 Do You Believe In The Westworld
18 Eyeless In Gaza
10 Propaganda

(Running Time; 81:10)




WH - Bierkeller, Bristol, UK - 25.09.2014 (Flac)


Thanks to the taper for sharing his recording on Dime.


Source: Audience
Lineage: SP-CMC-2->Edirol R09->Adobe Audition->CD Wave->FLAC Level 8
Taped and transferred by: sjk20
File Size: 518MB

Disc 1

01 Intro
02 Madam G
03 All Along The Watchtower
04 Island In A Stream
05 Shelter From The Storm
06 Like A Child Again
07 You Are Not Alone
08 Dragonfly
09 Naked And Savage
10 Martha's Harbour
11 When I Drift Too Far From Shore
12 Father
13 Ain't No Prayer In The Bible Can Save Me Now
14 A Night Like This

Disc 2

01 Devil's Kind
02 Wither On The Vine
03 Mr Pleasant (tease)
04 Black Cat Bone
05 Severina
06 Wasteland/Lucky/Like A Hurricane Medley
07 Careless Whisper
08 Swan Song
09 The Bouquets & The Bows
10 Butterfly On A Wheel
11 Glorious


RE-UPLOAD: The Birthday Party - First Avenue, Minneapolis, USA - 06.04.1983 (Flac)


Very good concert from the last tour of Birthday Party. Good sound. Thanks to Stevo for sharing this one.

Original Info File:

This was the first cassette I transferred from one of my two new(ly refurbished) cassette decks - purchases excllusively for doing just this sort of thing. I picked up a Nakamichi 480Z, and a NAD 614, and compared this same tape from both decks. For this torrent, I decided to use the NAD, because I thought I heard just a wee bit more definition, and this is a rough-sounding recording, trust me. If the nice people who worked on these decks for me knew what I'd be playing on them, I'm sure they would be more than a little nervous, but they did a fine job, nonetheless.

This show was - quite literally - my introduction to The Birthday Party. My roommate was into them, and said I should check them out; and as was my habit so many times back then, I figured if I was going to be there anyway, I might as well record it, in case it turned out to be something I liked. That backfired on me a few times, but not this time. Unfortunately, the deck I was using at the time wasn't that great, and neither was the live mix in the room - the combination of those two factors made for a less-than-remarkable recording, but I think the energy of the performance is still pretty much intact.

As I also did (too many times for my own good) back then, I made a 1st-generation "master" from the original tape, so this is as pure as anyone will ever get from this source, I'm afraid. In this case, there were two reasons I did this: 1) I had also recorded the opening band, who were friends of mine - called Timbuktu (not that poncy Norwegian hip-hop dude that inspired a flame-war I got into on DIME a while ago about the use of the band name), and I wanted to put both bands on the same cassette, in the order it happened; 2) I thought I could "clean up" the sound a bit by balancing the levels, and I probably applied a little light EQ in the hopes of minimizing some of the distortion. The resulting recording is probably still just about as muddy, so I don't think I gained much; and I hadn't a clue about Azimuth-tuning back then, so hopefully, I didn't do too much damage.

I've traded this out once or twice in the past several years, and one trader expressed complete shock upon learning of its' existence. I suppose since then it's gotten around a bit, but this is direct from the original source; at least the only remaining source, as I've never been aware of another taper that night.

I hadn't a clue what the band sounded like when they took the stage; of course the sound was only a small part of the show. Watching Nick Cave flail himself about, repeatedly thrashing himelf backwards to the floor, teetering on the monitor wedges at the front of the stage, occasionally only held in place by well-intentioned members of the audience who grabbed him by the ankles so he wouldn't fall; all the while barely making eye contact with anything but the ceiling; flanked by the unlikely detached bookends of Tracey Pew, bedecked in a full ten-gallon hat, and Rowland S. Howard, a pale Gothic wraith wrapped in leather bondage gear. It seems likely that while I subconconsciously may have processed the sonic impact of the show at the time, I don't think it really registered until I got home, and listened back to the cassette; my eyes were so transfixed to the spectacle on stage.

As a complete aside, there was amusing bit of drama taking place near where I stood in the audience. My "spot" was in the left balcony of the venue, and I could observe the comings and goings of other people below me on the first level. About the same time the band were taking the stage, a couple of gentlemen entered the club, one wearing a bright yellow three-piece suit with a matching fedora-style hat, and his companion in a similar pink outfit. (I'm not making this up, really!) I could hear their conversations, which suggested they weren't there for the band, but were looking for young single women - after all, I guess, this was a downtown nightclub. The man in the pink suit ventured to the right side of the club, the man in the yellow suit stayed right below me, staring dumbstruck at the stage, as The Birthday Party started their set. By the end of the second song, he hadn't moved from his spot, and the look on his face was practically an expression of abject horror, as his hands hung limp at his side, in fact pouring half of his drink on his shoes. The man in the pink suit came back after a few minutes and suggested there were a couple of available girls at the other end of the bar; he couldn't get his friend in the yellow suit to budge, however. Right after the second song, you can hear the man in the yellow suit, as his frightened voice exclaims: "It's the end of the world - it's the end of the fuckin' world!" His friend in the pink suit glanced at the stage and decided maybe they should just both leave, come to think of it.

Okay, it is a silly story but I've had that visual memory in my head for twenty-five years now, so now you can share in the fun.

Azimuth-optimized analog/digital transfer to HD via CDWav editor.
Additional processes appplied with SoundForge:
both channels: DC offset
right channel: DC offset (2nd pass): +1500
left channel: volume increase: +0.50dB (average/per track)
right channel: volume reduction: -0.20dB (average/per track)
Additional processes with Traders Little Helper:
SBE check (no SBEs; shntool_len.txt report included)
.flac conversion (level 8)
fingerprints (ffp included)

01. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow) (4:46)
02. The Six Strings That Drew Blood (4:27)
03. Deep In The Woods (5:29)
(1st gen copy tape flip]
04. end of 003 (0:23)
04. Dead Joe (4:13)
05. Drunk On The Pope's Blood (4:34)
06. Fears Of Gun (4:19)
07. Wild World (4:34)
08. Big Jesus Trash Can (3:25)
(original tape - flip]
09. Sonny's Burning (3:16)
10. She's Hit (9:15)
encore:
11. 6" Gold Blade (3:45)
12. My Heart Is A Ghetto (4:54)



RE-UPLOAD: Cocteau Twins - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany - 29.01.1985 (Flac)



Excellent sound. Thanks to the original uploader.


FM - Cassette (master) - Audacity - xACT

Support the artists by buying their records.



01 The Spangle Maker
02 Dear Heart
03 Aikea -Guinea
04 Quisquose
05 Millimillenary
06 Pandora
07 From The Flagstones
08 Pepper-Tree
09 Lorelei
10 Musette and Drums
11 Quisquose
12 Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops
13 -DJ


RE-UPLOAD: Ghost Dance - Demos 1985-1986 (MP3)



Here are some demos, including one unreleased track from Ghost Dance. Another fine share brought to us by RobH.

1. River of No Return
2. Celebrate
3. Yesterday Again
4. Both Ends Burning
5. The Last Train
6. The Grip of Love
7. A Deeper Blue
8. When I Call
9. The Last Train
10. Only the Brokenhearted
11. Can the Can
12. The Grip of Love


Friday, 26 December 2014

The Sisters Of Mercy - Rock City, Nottingham, UK - 02.05.1984 (Flac)





Thanks to Cyberbio for posting this one on Dime a long time ago.

Note:

First UK gig. Gimme Gimme Gimme was replaced by Gimme Shelter.

Quality: 8/10

SOURCE: Cassette - ION Tape2PC - FLAC (level 8) - you

Tracks:
01. Burn
02. Heartland
03. Walk Away
04. Anaconda
05. Body And Soul
06. Floorshow
07. Emma
08. Adrenochrome
09. Alice
10. Body Electric
11. Gimme Shelter
12. Sister Ray

The Cure – Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA - 18&19.07.1992 (ProShot MKV)










AKA "Show" UK LaserDisk Rip. Excellent quality. Thanks to the original uploader.

Tracklist:

01. Tape   
02. Open   
03. High   
04. Pictures Of You   
05. Lullaby   
06. Just Like Heaven   
07. Fascination Street   
08. A Night Like This   
09. Trust   
10. Doing The Unstuck   
11. The Walk   
12. Let's Go To Bed   
13. Friday I'm In Love   
14. Inbetween Days   
15. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea   
16. Never Enough   
17. Cut   
18. End   
19. To Wish Impossible Things   
20. Primary   
21. Boy's Don't Cry   
22. Why Can't I Be You?   
23. A Forest   
24. Credits / Tape   
 
Running time 123 mins approximately

Although unnoticed, recorded during the Wish tour at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan.


Tech Info:

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Audio #1
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Audio #2
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Format                                   : FLAC
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Audio #3
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The Birthday Party - Vera, Groningen, Holland - 05.06.1982 (Flac)


AKA The Front Row is not for the Fragile Vinyl bootleg

Thanks to the original uploader.

Tracklist:

1. Dead Joe
2. Junkyard
3. Friendcatcher
4. Big Jesus Trash Can
5. Sad Dark Eyes
6. A Dead Song
7. Slaughterhouse (with Lydia Lunch)
8. Hamlet (Pow!, Pow!, Pow!)
9. Pleasure Heads (Must Burn)



Fields Of The Nephilim - Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany - 27.09.1987 (Flac)


Thanks to the original uploader on Dime.

Original Info File:

Tape received in my trading period from end 80's until mid 90's.

Unknown recording equipment and it sounds like an audience recording.

Good sound quality and I only processed a slight hiss reduction + a fade in / out.

Tape flip between tracks 10 and 11.

Also notice the band plays "Phobia" and "The Watchman" that would be released
later on "The Nephilim" album.


Maxell UR90 > Pioneer Deck CT-W208R > Soundmax IDA > Cool Edit Pro > WAV > TLH > FLAC (Level 5)

Also included the tape artwork received in the trade (the 2 last tracks are not mentioned).

Setlist:

01 Intro (The Harmonica Man)
02 Slow Kill
03 Power
04 Volcane (Mr. Jealousy Has Returned)
05 Reanimator
06 Dust
07 Vet For The Insane
08 Preacher Man
09 Trees Come Down
10 Laura II
11 Dawnrazor
12 Blue Water
13 Phobia
14 The Watchman
15 In Every Dream Home A Heartache

min 70:22

Cheers.


Specimen - No 73 TV Show Performances 1984 (Vob)







30 June 1984 is the airing date. Specimen guest appearing in a Brittish TV show.

Songs:

01. Lovers
02. Sharp Teeth


Show info:
Saturday morning magazine show based around a busy house in Maidstone, Kent - No. 73 - featuring star guests, music, cartoons and fun. The twist to the show was that its presenters played characters rather than themselves, adding a subplot to the show each week as various different dramas and escapades were experienced by Kim, Neil, Harry, Dawn and co. each week.

Media Info:

File size                                : 219 MiB
Duration                                 : 5mn 26s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 5 612 Kbps

Video
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Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes
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Duration                                 : 5mn 26s
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
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Width                                    : 720 pixels
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The Danse Society - Pandora's Music Box Festival, The Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands - 03.09.1983 (Flac)



Excellent FM broadcast. Thanks to Fredheadset for sharing this one.


Original Info File:

Recorded and broadcasted by VPRO Radio.

A remarkeable festival with an amazing line up. Some of the bands and artists that played don't exist anymore , others still do or have reformed/reunited. Some of the bands have already been seeded by me, like, Clock DVA,  and some have been seeded by other people. There is plenty more out there on the internet and maybe you'll run into them. Unfortunately a lot can be downloaded in a lossy form (mp3).

These recordings are all in FLAC and have been hiding themselves for decades on my old cassette tapes. Before they all start pulverizing I have to share them !

Of some of them I only have snippets of the whole concert. Some songs fade out (due to the news bulletin blips). Some tape hiss may be audible or some FM static.

The Danse Society were a postpunk group from Sheffield, United Kingdom, active from 1981 to 1987.  They achieved moderate fame during their short career. The forerunners of The Danse Society can be found in 1979 when Steve Rawlings (voice), Paul Gilmartin (drums), Paul Hampshire (known as Bee) (keyboards), Dave Patrick (lead guitar) and Bubble (bass) formed a band simply called Y? which had the track 'End of Act One' included in the compilation 'Bouquet of Steel' released in early 1980. By 1979 Lyndon Scarfe and Paul Nash had a band called Lips-X, the mutual ideas with the people of Y? lead to the joining of both bands by June 1970 to form the real forerunner of The Danse Society, a band called Danse Crazy. This band played at the Futurama Two Festival (popular name for "The World's Second Science Fiction Music Festival") held at Queen's Hall, Leeds in september 1979. Other groups playing at that festival were: Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, A Certain Ratio, OMD , Public Image Limited, Soft Cell among others. The complete festival was filmed by the BBC and in november ot 1981 was aired. Danse Crazy were shown playing 'Sink', although they were listed as The Danse Society. A few days before they played at Futurama, the band was in studio and recorded two tracks 'There is no shame in death' and 'Dolphins', shelving them for a future release.

The Danse Society were formed in January of 1981 when Bee left Danse Crazy. He was later involved in other bands such as Panache, Getting the fear and Into a circle. Patrick also left. The four remaining members went on with the band bu by March 1981 they changed the name to The Danse Society. The first line-up were Steve Rawlings (voice), Paul Nash (guitar), Lyndon Scarfe (keyboards), Tim Wright (bass) and Paul Gilmartin (drums).

In September of 1980 they recorded their first 12"; it was called 'There is No Shame on Death' although it was shelved, releasing 'Clock' instead, on their new own label SOCIETY RECORDS.

"Clock / Continent was originally released as a one off 7" single with a pressing of just 1000 financed by the band. We each of us put in about £200 to paid for the recording, pressing etc. and I designed the sleeve which was a wrap around white card with lyrics printedby my girlfriend liz at the local college ( she later became my wife! ). This was then inserted into specially made plastic bags and had an interesting clock logo for the label of the 7". The single was subsequently re-released, with a different sleeve and label and I believe the origional is still hard to come by. It was never released as a 12", although we did used to play longer versions of it live.

With a contract with PAX RECORDS 'There is No Shame on Death' finally saw the light and the first 7" ('Clock')
was re-released in March of 1981. Soon after, and prior to breaking the contract with PAX RECORDS in the same 1981,  they released a 12" 'Womans Own' ,which contains 4 songs recorded as Peel Sessions, and a 7" 'We're so happy/Woman's own' , edited both by PAX and SOCIETY RECORDS.

By that time they were respected by public and musical press mainly due to their great live shows. Their tunes, with Steve's typical distance voice and painful atmospheres, excited a public who found them far more accesible than other gothic bands.
Their popularity quickly grew up as their shows improved. One of the reasons of their quick succes was the opening of several shows for major goth bands like UK Decay, Killing Joke or Theatre of Hate.

Their musical career reached mature in 1982, when a six-tracks album 'Seduction' was released by SOCIETY RECORDS. This record contained only 6 songs but with the initial copies it was given a free bonus 12" with two remixes of the most classical song of the band: 'Danse/Move'
A rare tape of that musical moment was edited semi-officially by the fan club. You can read Paul Nash´s comment on that:

"As far as live stuff goes there was only one official / unofficial live tape - released entirely through the fan club, of a gig at The Hague in Holland containing mainly the seduction album stuff. Again not many copies were done so it's pretty rare"

The succes of this work was big enough to make the band a point of interest for some major labels. Soon after releasing their last independent single, the glorious 'Somewhere/Hide' (December 1982), the band signed to ARISTA in January of 1983.

A compilation of all their first singles was also released with the homonimous title 'The Danse Society'. It was edited in two different versions during 1983, one in Canada with a free bonus 12" and a simple edition in France.

The first singles with the new major label didn't deceive, they were even better than the past material. 'Wake up' released in June of 1983, and mainly the great 'Heaven is waiting' brougth them to the top of their popularity.

Their new major album appeared in December of 1983. The record was called 'Heaven is waiting'. A different edition of this record by Great Expectations can be found. This edition and adds four songs to the common edition by ARISTA, although it seems to be from the early nineties.The album contained great tunes like 'Red light', 'Where are you now', 'Come inside', or the two previous singles 'Heaven is waiting' and 'Wake up'. It also contained a song which, according to musical press opinion, didn't fit with their style: the epic version of  the Rolling Stones '2000 light years from home', also edited in 1984 as 12" and as a limited edition double single.

During 1984 they toured extensively to promote their record, even playing in Madrid and Barcelona. A good venue during this tour took place on Thursday April 7th of 1984 in the Hammersmith Palais in London, sharing the night with the German band from 4AD X-Mal Deutschland.


Although they published two more singles, the interest of the public and critics decayed. 'Say it again' , published on May of 1985, with a bunch of remixes is an aproach to a more commercial sound. Fortunately the b-side 'Fade away (she's in your dreams)' deserves to buy this single. Another single, 'Hold on (to what you´ve got)', was published on 1986 and althoug being a good song did not reach the charts. In the back sleeve of this single a new album is promised, to be called 'Heaven again'. Rumors said that as the sales for 'Heaven is waiting' were not as good as expected by ARISTA this project was deleted. Anyway, you can read what happened to the band in the own words
of Pau Nash (guitarrist of the band):

"the album "Heaven Again" that was mentioned on the back of the "hold on" single was never released -it was in fact a mixture of new and old tracks re-recorded and was intendedas a 'stop gap' album whilst we wrote some more material for a new album,which more than likely would have been something on the lines of "looking through". However from recording most of the tracks for the "heaven again album we bust up with Arista and the album was never properly finished, and as you know we were touring heavily at that time. In fact the "looking through" album was only intended as a series of demos designed to get us a new deal with another record company - Virgin and Geffen were both interested- but nothing came of it. Anyway we decided in the end to release the demos as an album on our original Society label, rather than do nothing.This was just before Steve left the band. After that we recorded some more demos and toured with a new singer - Mark from 'Music for Pleasure' ( Dave Whitaker's old band ) before it all finally fell apart"

As you can read above the career of the band was closed in 1987 with the release of a new record, 'Looking through', edited by themselves in Society Records. This records could be found with an inner sheet including the sleeve of all the records edited by Society. After the release of this record Steve Rawlings left the band and, although the other members tried to go on with another singer,
the band finally split forever. An attempt to follow with a nother name, "Johnny in the clouds", did not succeed. More information on the band, the forerunners and also their last days will be someday reviewed by Paul Nash, as he's now preparing some web pages about all that (that's what he said by mid 98!).

In 1987 a single was released with the name of Society, 'Saturn girl'. In front of this project there was Steve Rawlings, with his characteristic voice. The musical style of Society was more rock and funky than goth, with a lot of technology and good ideas, maybe too many as nothing else came of that.

Nowadays, after nearly ten years of silence, new tunes come from Steve Rawlings and his new musical project, Meridian Dream, fulfilled of new digital technologies and specially dedicated to ambient music.

(Text taken from http://personal1.iddeo.es/blancinegre/biodanse.html)

Setlist for this gig :

1 The Seduction
2 The Theme
3 Come Inside
4 The Night
5 Arabia
6 Hurt
7 Ambition


Line up

Steve Rawlings – vocals;
Paul Nash - guitars;
Lyndon Scarfe – keyboards;
Tim Wright – bass;
Paul Gilmartin – drums

Source : cassette > Audacity > CD Wave Editor > FLAC

Another one from the box of old tapes !

Enjoy !

Fredheadset


All About Eve - Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, UK - 12.09.1991 (Flac)



Very good audience recording. Thannks to the original uploader.

Original Info File:

Source: Audience
Mic: Sony PC-62
Recorder: Sony WM-D6C

1.   Intro tape
2.   Strange Way
3.   Share it With Me
4.   Wild Hearted Woman
5.   Touched by Jesus
6.   In the Clouds
7.   Martha's Harbour
8.   Hide Child
9.   The Mystery We Are
10.  Road to Your Soul
11.  Farewell Mr Sorrow
12.  The Dreamer
13.  Wishing the Hours Away
14.  Are You Lonely
15.  Every Angel
16.  Flowers in Our Hair
17.  It's All Too Much

Length 1h19m40s

Lineage:1st Gen Analogue>Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1>PC>Wavelab 5(clean up fades/edits and normalise)>CD Wave>TLH>FLAC Level 8

An AJ Mobile production

For free trade only

Enjoy and please give feedback!


Asmodi Bizarr - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany - xx.xx.1984 (Flac)



Really nice band from Germany. The date can be 09-22 or 10-03. Need help with the tracklist.

Thanks to the original uploader on Dime.

min  15:13

FM - Cassette (master) - Audacity - xACT

Tracklist:

01.
02. Loup Garrou
03.

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RE-UPLOAD: Christian Death - University, Leeds, UK - 05.10.1988 (Flac)


This is the version of the band with Valor and not Rozz Williams. Sounds a little rough but quite listenable, and CD bootlegs don't seem to be circulating a lot. I had to redo the tracking, since it was originally very messy. Huge Thanks to sam1 for sending me this recording to share here..

Lineage: Trade CDr -> Audacity -> TLH -> Flac (Level 8)


Setlist:

01. Introduction
02. Dogs
03. Sleepwalk
04. This Glass House
05. Ashes
06. Face
07. Will O the Wisp
08. Strapping Me Down
09. Sick of Love
10. Jezebel's Tribulation
11. Four Horsemen
12. 1983 (Jimi Hendrix cover)


RE-UPLOAD: Children On Stun - Choices (MP3)



Second Cassette release from the Stun. Thanks to RobH.

Tracklist:

1. Choices
2. Levelled Out
3. Cats Or Devils Eyes
4. In Fear Of Disarray


Sunday, 21 December 2014

The Sisters Of Mercy - Große Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany - 26.02.2001 (Flac)





RIP Chris.

Excellent sound.

CD1:
 1.   Intro (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?/Instrumental)
 2.   First and Last and Always               
 3.   Ribbons            
 4.   Come Together              
 5.   Crash and Burn               
 6.   Body Electric               
 7.   Will I Dream?              
 8.   Dominion/Mother Russia               
 9.   Summer                
10.   Flood I               
11.   Alice                
12.   Giving Ground              
13.   We Are the Same, Suzanne              
14.   Romeo Down              
15.   On the Wire incl. Teachers               
16.   Anaconda            
17.   Vision Thing      
        
CD2:
--encore--
 1. War on Drugs             
 2. Capricorn
 3. I Didn't Know I Loved You ('till I Saw You Rock'n'Roll)    
--encore--
 4. Top Nite Out
 5. Temple of Love


The Birthday Party (with Lydia Lunch) - Aladin Club, Bremen, Germany - 01.07.1982 (Flac)


Very good sound. Sourced on the Funhouse Vinyl Bootleg.

Tracklist:

A1     Big-Jesus-Trash-Can    
A2     Dead Joe    
A3     The Friend Catcher    
A4     A Dead Song    
A5     6" Gold Blade    
A6     Junkyard    
B1     Release The Bats    
B2     Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow)    
B3     She's Hit    
B4     Pleasure Heads    
B5     Funhouse (with Lydia Lunch)


The Cure - Panathinaikon Stadion, Athens, Greece - 27.07.1985 (ProShot DVD)











 

Thanks to Max1334 for sharing this recording. It's a high generation tape, but it's watchable.

Quality: 6
Generation: Unknown
Lineage: vhs>dvd recorder>you
Taped by: Unknown
Seeded by: Max1334 @ PPTC-ForeverDrowning in torrent


Set:
Give Me it
A Forest
Interview with Robert
3 Imaginary Boys
10:15 Sat Night
Interview With Robert and Lol
Killing An Arab
Forever

File size: 1 Gb

Total Time : 29 Min

Line up: Robert, Simon, Lol, Boris, Porl

(Max1334) Story: From an Old Vhs I have from a trade many years ago. The quality is not perfect but still watchenable. No menu etc.Enjoy!